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NORTH EAST — The Town Board is considering its energy options — one of which is contracting with Lieberman Associates Management (LAM) for solar power.

According to town Supervisor George Kaye, the possibility of going solar would impact the Town Hall and Highway Garage buildings.

“They are proposing to build, and are currently approaching the town of Athens, with the idea of constructing a large solar farm in that township,” Kaye explained. “They have approached a number of different municipalities in the Dutchess County area, and several are...

Millerton

Head-on car crash on Route 22

MILLERTON — Rescue workers arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle head-on collision Monday afternoon, Dec. 5, at 2:35 p.m. to find a mangle of metal and glass.
The accident took place on North Elm Avenue (Route 22), in front of the Agway on the east and Arnoff Storage on the west.
Three people were taken to the hospital, according to Millerton Asst. Fire Chief Jim Milton.
“I don’t know how it happened,” he said. “It looked  bad.”

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The supermarket transportation dilemma How will Millerton shoppers shop?

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MILLERTON — Getting to the supermarket might be considered a hassle for many people too busy to shop after work or before their children get home  from school — but for people who don’t drive it’s more than just an inconvenience. Come February, when the Grand Union in Millerton closes, people who have to walk to the supermarket won’t even have that alternative.

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Kringle mingles

Mrs. Claus and Santa (AKA Kris Kringle), and a helper elf, were on hand to meet and greet children coming out of The Moviehouse in Millerton on Friday, Nov. 25, during a village-wide holiday celebration that included a free screening of “Home Alone.” From left, 5-year-old Ja’mari Wise, John Mills, 7, and Alexandra Busselle, 10, were among the children who enjoyed the film, music, carriage rides, cocoa, a parade and tree lighting.

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Highway garage, grants discussed

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NORTH EAST — The North East Town Board took care of a number of municipal matters at its monthly meeting in November.  
Among the issues discussed was a resolution passed to authorize sending the list of properties with unpaid water bills in the town’s water district to Dutchess County for collections in the amounts listed by the village of Millerton. It’s the village that provides water to the town. Unpaid bills have historically been collected along with county taxes.

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Smiles with Santa

The Millerton Recreation Committee and the Millerton Fire Company sponsored a breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 27, to benefit the Adopt-a-Family toy and clothing drive. In lieu of admission, attendees were encouraged to bring a toy. Santa received a visit from his youngest fan at the breakfast, 6-week-old Ezra Johnson.

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Holiday fun and cheer for all

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MILLERTON — The Millerton Business Association hosted community activities on Friday, Nov. 25, to welcome the holiday season.
The festivities kicked off with a movie at the Moviehouse on Main Street. The Millerton branch of the Salisbury Bank sponsored the film, “Home Alone.”
The show was a great success according to Moviehouse owner Carol Sadlon. Two theaters were filled to the brim with approximately 250 moviegoers.

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Possible burglary interrupted in North East has police on the hunt

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NORTH EAST — Crime has continued to pose a problem in the countryside of the Harlem Valley, following an explosive series of events that led from car thefts and burglaries to a shootout over the border in Bridgewater, Conn. That was in August, when Millerton resident Dustin Holst-Grubbe was arrested for his involvement in that Connecticut home invasion and shooting. He was also charged with burglarizing the Oakhurst Diner in Millerton and stealing motor vehicles. 

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Town budget squared away for 2017

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NORTH EAST  — The town’s fiscal plan for 2017 was formally adopted by the Town Board following a public hearing on the document on Thursday, Nov. 10, with just one person in the audience. 

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Craft fair brightens holidays

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MILLERTON— Intermittent waves of shoppers came in and out of the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 19, as the library held its fifth annual Holiday Crafts Fair fundraiser.
The fair is put on primarily by the library’s knitting club, but it goes beyond that.
“It truly is a community effort,” said Carol Kneeland, a member of the knitting group.
More than 20 knitters and community members donated a variety of items, from jewelry to knitted goods and baked goods.

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Millerton knows how to do the holidays right

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MILLERTON — There’s no question about it, the holidays are special in the village of Millerton. For the past three years, different businesses and organizations in the town and village have joined together to make the season merry. This year, the festivities are being held in and around the village center on Friday, Nov. 25.

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